Nov 18 16:34

‘More money, more fighter jets’: Cameron to increase UK military budget to counter ISIS

UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced that the country’s military budget will be increased to fight Islamic State.

Nov 18 16:32

The World’s First Cashless Society Is Here – A Totalitarian’s Dream Come True

By Nick Giambruno

Central planners around the world are waging a War on Cash. In just the last few years:

- Italy made cash transactions over €1,000 illegal;
- Switzerland proposed banning cash payments in excess of 100,000 francs;
- Russia banned cash transactions over $10,000;
- Spain banned cash transactions over €2,500;
- Mexico made cash payments of more than 200,000 pesos illegal;
- Uruguay banned cash transactions over $5,000; and
- France made cash transactions over €1,000 illegal, down from the previous limit of €3,000.

The War on Cash is a favorite pet project of the economic central planners...

Nov 18 16:30

Italian Prime Minister: Europe's Anti-Russia Policy to Lead Nowhere

Europe's anti-Russia policy will lead the region nowhere, Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said Wednesday.

"Only the ones who did not experience the Cold War can like it. The anti-Russia approach in Europe will lead nowhere," Renzi told the Italian Sky TG24 TV channel in an interview.

Italy has been long asking Russia to return to cooperation with the Western countries, the prime minister added.

Nov 18 16:18

A Half-Century of Gold, War, and Costs

In round numbers, these wars (in today’s dollars) were tremendously expensive:

Vietnam War: Estimated cost is $740 Billion

War on Drugs: Estimated cost is $1,000 Billion

War on Terror, including Afghanistan and Iraq: Estimated cost is $1,700 Billion and counting

War on Poverty: Estimated cost is $22,000 Billion

Total estimated war costs – about $25 Trillion. Really? Value received?

Nov 18 14:30

Texas Ranchers, Counties Sue Feds Over BLM Land Grab

Multiple ranchers, a sheriff and several Texas counties are suing the federal government for unconstitutionally attempting to seize thousands of acres of private property along the Red River.

Nov 18 14:14

There is No Santa Claus : Ponzi Had Nothing on the Fed

Ponzi had nothing on the Fed, with its endless bond bull market, speculation, and capital destruction. Don’t blame Jennifer or David. Blame the Fed and its perverse game.

Nov 18 13:56

Osborne slashes welfare, injects £1.9bn into cybersecurity to counter ISIS hackers

Islamic State terrorists could launch cyberattacks on power stations, the National Grid and hospitals, Chancellor George Osborne warned in a speech outlining his commitment to spending an additional £1.9 billion on cybersecurity.

Nov 18 13:19

‘No talk of anti-terror coalition if political parties use terror for their own agenda’

Extremists who planned and carried out the terror act on Sinai plane are not committed to ideology but to money

Nov 18 11:05

War Is Good? Weapons Manufacturers Stocks Soar After Paris Attacks

A recent report by journalist Glenn Greenwald pointed out stock prices for weapons manufacturers sharply increased just after the terrorist attacks in Paris last week. Greenwald was following the tip of Brooklyn journalist Aaron Cantú, who posted screenshots for the recent stock performances of major weapons contractors on his Twitter page early Monday morning:

On Monday, nearly as soon as the markets opened, stocks for weapons manufacturers began to soar — Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics and Thales saw increases in a day that was rather calm for the rest of the market.

It seemed that the whole world knew immediately after the attacks that more war was on its way, and these rising stock values appear to substantiate the case. This week, various European countries, along with the United States, have promised more military action in the Middle East, despite the fact Western military intervention over the past decade created this mess to begin with.

Nov 18 11:02

American Cops Now Steal More Property than All US Burglars Combined

By Matt Agorist

For decades now, federal government and their cohorts in law enforcement have been carrying out theft of the citizenry on a massive scale. We’re not talking about taxes, but an insidious power known as Civil Asset Forfeiture (CAF)...

Nov 18 10:05

IKEA's Double Standard on Workers' Rights

For the past 18 months, employees at several IKEA stores in the United States, including those in Stoughton, Massachusetts, have been attempting to form a union with the United Food and Commercial Workers, the largest retail union in North America. In response to this campaign, IKEA management has taken a number of actions that violate the company's official policy of neutrality on unionization.

Nov 18 09:15

US May Bring Criminal Charges Against JP Morgan, RBS Executives, Prosecutors Pretend

Could the US be about to change course and actually go after bank executives? We doubt it, but as WSJ reports, Federal prosecutors are actively pursuing criminal cases against executives from RBS and JP Morgan in connection with their roles in packaging shoddy mortgages.

Nov 18 08:35

Meanwhile In Greece... Farmers Throw Oranges, Police Toss Teargas Grenades

In the first major protest by farmers in several years, bus-loads of men and women arrived from across Greece to protest the looming over-taxation and social security changes exclaiming that these government-enforced, Quadriga-mandated changes will affect the country’s primary production and crash those who sole income comes from farming, breeding and fishing. The infamous Syntagma Square saw oranges and water bottles met with police tear gas and sound cannons as European social tension continues to roil...

Nov 18 08:34

Will President Obama Leave a Failed Legacy on Secret Money in Politics?

President Barack Obama has said he ran for office because he believed "so strongly that the voices of ordinary Americans were being drowned out by the clamor of a privileged few in Washington."

Nov 18 07:07

More Than 90 Percent of Middle Eastern Refugees on Food Stamps

More than 90 percent of recent refugees from Middle Eastern nations are on food stamps and nearly 70 percent receive cash assistance, according to government data.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But Social Security, which we all paid into, is now broke and we are being told to prepare for it to end, losing all our money that we paid in!

But plenty of cash for these refugees and illegal immigrants pouring into GOP states to swing next year's election to Hillary!

Nov 18 07:05

Baltic Dry Index Crashes Near Record Low

The Baltic Dry Index staged a recovery mid-year, hopefully rising amid promises of stability in China and an 'escape' velocity USA. All that centrally-planned hope and hype faith has been eviscerated on the altar of economic reality. With no ability to directly manipulate the Baltic Dry Index to 'pretend' everything is awesome, it remains among the best 'real' indicators of the state of the global economy... and it's in the toilet...

Nov 18 06:35

9000 companies disinvested or left California completely in 7 years

Over the seven-year period that includes last year, the study by Spectrum Location Solutions estimates that 9,000 businesses disinvested in California. Some relocated completely while other kept their headquarters here but targeted out-of-state locations for expansions.

“Gov. Jerry Brown’s office routinely denies that business departures is a serious issue,” said Joseph Vranich, a site selection consultant, who prepared the report.

Nov 18 04:51


Nov 18 03:07

Keiser report: Earning by mirage

Nov 17 19:17

Osborne slashes welfare, injects £1.9bn into cybersecurity to counter ISIS hackers

Islamic State terrorists could launch cyberattacks on power stations, the National Grid and hospitals, Chancellor George Osborne warned in a speech outlining his commitment to spending an additional £1.9 billion on cybersecurity.

Nov 17 17:39

Why Dow Theory is Still Relevant

Nov 17 17:39

The D-word: Deflation

Nov 17 17:08

Will President Obama Leave a Failed Legacy on Secret Money in Politics?

President Barack Obama has said he ran for office because he believed "so strongly that the voices of ordinary Americans were being drowned out by the clamor of a privileged few in Washington."

Nov 17 16:40

US government admits Social Security going bankrupt; warns public should be given ‘adequate time to prepare’ for the collapse

For years now, government agencies, politicians, economists and pundits have tried to sound the alarm over the federal government’s out-of-control spending and spiraling national debt.

Nov 17 16:20

Decades Later, Same Euro, Same Problems

Wolfgang Münchau declared recently in his Financial Times column that the euro was a mistake, and pinpointed a key illusion. Advocates "knew that, to withstand the rigors of a fixed-exchange system that resembles nothing so much as the gold standard, countries would have to adjust to economic shocks through shifts in wages and prices - a course, they believed, that the euro's members would be forced to take."

Nov 17 14:31

Car loans reach $1 trillion for the first time

Car buyers now owe $1 trillion on their car loans, the first time they've ever owed that much.

Nov 17 13:21


A recent report by journalist Glenn Greenwald pointed out stock prices for weapons manufacturers sharply increased just after the terrorist attacks in Paris last week. Greenwald was following the tip of Brooklyn journalistAaron Cantú, who posted screenshots for the recent stock performances of major weapons contractors

Nov 17 11:40

To France from a Post-9/11 America: Lessons We Learned Too Late

the terrorists in our government won on 9/11 and in all the years since

Nov 17 09:23

US Industrial Production Growth Slumps To Weakest Since January 2010

Following September's 0.2% MoM drop, October's Industrial Production dropped a further 0.2% (missing expectations of a 0.1% rise by a mile). This is the 9th MoM drop in the 10 months of this year. Utilities (-2.5%) and Mining (-1.5%) were big drivers, as year-over-year, IP rose just 0.34% - the weakest growth since January 2010 - is flashing recessionary signals loud and clear.

Nov 17 09:09


GREENSPAN: I will wait to see what the numbers look like.

HOLLINGS: Well, the truth is...ah, shoot, well, we all know there's Washington's math problem. Alan Sloan in this past week's Newsweek says he spends 150%. What we've been doing, Mr. Chairman, in all reality, is taken a hundred billion out of the Social Security Trust Fund, transferring it over to the spending column, and spending it. Our friends to the left here are getting their tax cuts, we getting our spending increases, and hollering surplus, surplus, and balanced budget, and balanced budget plans when we continue to spend a hundred billion more than we take in.

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Daily we see articles about how Social Security is running out of money. That is because the cash build-up for the baby-boomers was "borrowed" and replaced with Treasury Bonds the US Government cannot redeem, in effect defaulting on the US workers whose money it is. It is good this election season to remember just which president did this to us!

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Nov 17 08:35

Remember: First Thing the US grabbed after the toppling of Saddam Hussein in Iraq…

Nov 17 07:33

EU lifts Syria oil embargo to bolster rebels

The European Union on Monday lifted its oil embargo on Syria to provide more economic support to the forces fighting to oust President Bashar Assad's regime.

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So terrorists supposedly attack Paris and the EU decides it's okay to buy oil and gas from them now?!?

Nov 17 07:23

'More suicides' in government disability test areas

Oxford and Liverpool researchers looked at 2010-13 data and also found the Work Capability Assessments could be linked to a rise in mental health problems.

The study found the areas with most WCAs showed the sharpest increases.

Nov 16 17:30

3 of The Worst TPP Clauses Explained in Plain English

great ideas don't require force, fraud, or secrecy to spread

Nov 16 16:06

Putin set a condition: Warranty and assistance

ANTALYA - Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow had submitted a bid for the restructuring of the Ukrainian debt.

Putin said the official Kiev will accept an annual debt service of a billion dollars for a period of three years, provided that the West provide guarantees, according to Reuters.

Putin, speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the Group of 20 (G20) in the Turkish resort of Antalya, said that Russia provided Ukraine bid that is "better" than what is suggested by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

"Moscow has made a proposal to try to ensure the full debt service and that would not lead Ukraine in a difficult situation," Putin said, adding that since the Western partners and the IMF sought to guarantee the repayment of debt.

"If the West can give no guarantees, it means he does not believe in the future of the Ukrainian economy," Putin said, adding that this issue should be resolved by December.

Nov 16 15:21

Experts say states lack legal authority to block refugees

This story needs some nice comments!

DETROIT (AP) — Several U.S. governors have threatened to stop accepting Syrian refugees following last week's attacks in Paris, even as experts counter they lack legal authority to block the relocations.

Nov 16 13:55

Stock Prices of Weapons Manufacturers Soaring Since Paris Attack

The Paris attacks took place on Friday night. Since then, France’s president has vowed “war” on ISIS and today significantly escalated the country’s bombing campaign in Syria (France has been bombing ISIS in Iraq since last January, and began bombing them in Syria in September).

Already this morning, as Aaron Cantú noticed, the stocks of the leading weapons manufacturers – what is usually referred to as the “defense industry” – have soared:

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War is good business ... for the makers of war!

Nov 16 11:21

Warning: The S&P 500 Is NOT in Good Shape

Nov 16 10:48

Empire State Manufacturing Index Drops Again—-November Far Worse Than Expected

The Empire State Manufacturing index dropped yet again, down -10.74% in November. Economists expected a drop of -6.50%.

Nov 16 09:25

FLASHBACK: Extraordinary Times, Intentional Collapse, & Takedown Of The U.S.A

This great article from Richard Cook is more relevant than ever.

Much has been written about whether a worldwide plan exists to control events and steer them in the direction profitable to an elite of the rich and powerful. Is this a “conspiracy theory”? While it is difficult to be specific about who exactly may be behind such a conspiracy, if it exists, it is at least clear that the privately-managed system of global financial capitalism gives ample opportunity for the world’s richest people to combine for their mutual benefit. Further, global financial capitalism itself is based on the monopolization of money-creation by a world banking system that is largely privately owned, even while working through the central banks of the largest and most prosperous nations. This article postulates the existence of a coordinated and longstanding matrix set up by the controllers of money to dominate the movements of history. The article focuses particularly on what seems to have been an attack that has been going on for over a century against the independence of the nations of Russia and the U.S.

Nov 16 08:49

The US Department of Education made around 51 Billion dollars in profit off of government student loans, equivalent to the profit of JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citigroup and Wells Fargo combined

Student loan debt is now one of the Obama Administration's biggest cash cows. The government is poised to pocket a record $51 billion profit from federal student loan borrowers this year, according to a report by the Congressional Budget Office. That's roughly 40% higher than the CBO's original forecast in February, $35.5 billion.

Nov 16 07:11

Storm on the Horizon: Does Soros Want to Inflame Revolution in Europe?

George Soros, a Hungarian-born American business magnate, apparently despises the idea of national sovereignty, considering it an obstacle to his new "open borders" agenda.

Nov 16 05:26

Meet The Family That Just Spent Half Its Annual Income Paying For Obamacare

It turns out that Obamacare's "affordable care" is affordable, as long as one doesn't actually have to use it! Here is what happens when one does.

Nov 15 23:42

French Colonisers Have Not Accepted The Loss Of Their Colony

More than 70 years has passed and the grandson of this Nur-Eddin – Mouaz al-Khatib, a former preacher at the Umayyad mosque in Damascus and now a deserter and traitor – has been elected head of the “Qatar Coalition” which was created on 11 November at a meeting in Doha.

France has shown its gratitude to the third-generation collaborator al-Khatib, whose grandfather collaborated with the colonisers, for his faithful service. Namely the former colonial power has been the first to recognise the “Qatar Coalition” as a legitimate representative of the Syrian people. It is no surprise that the flag of the “opposition” – green, white and black with three stars – is the same as the flag from the time when Syria was under French mandate.

Nov 15 23:38

French Colonial Dreams Linger On In Syria

When British troops under Marshal Allenby entered Damascus in 1918 accompanied by troops of the Arab Revolt led by Sharif Faisal of the Hussein of Mecca dynasty, French-British rivalry in the Middle East was already running at extreme highs. They were in no way resolved by the San Remo conference of April 1920 where the post-World War Allied Supreme Council met. It was attended by the four main non-US Allied Powers of World War I, represented by the prime ministers of Britain, France, Italy and by Japan's Ambassador K. Matsui.

This was the most important “turf war meeting” to divide up Class "A" League of Nations mandates for administering the former Ottoman-ruled lands of the Middle East. US participation was observer-only due to American deciders already setting apart the future Saudi Arabia as the USA's exclusive national zone of influence.

Nov 15 22:26

$15 Minimum Wage Approved in Los Angeles

The Los Angeles city council tentatively approved a $15 minimum wage at it’s meeting Wednesday. The wage will be increased up to $15 an hour by 2020.

Nov 15 17:04

Tesla Stats: Profit Margin

Nov 15 16:28

Blame The Calendar

Nov 15 15:52

Global Banks Carve Up the World Ahead of COP21 Paris

By Rusticus

As individuals and Nations alike wait in anticipation for COP21 less than a month from now, described as the United Nations’ “legally binding and universal” update to the ever-deleterious Agenda 21, banksters at the supranational level have shown little hesitation in offering their seemingly sage opinions on how their usurious reserves will be put to use in enacting this “Global Sustainable New Deal.”

From veterans of monetary Technocracy like the IMF and World Bank to the “New Kids on the Trading Bloc” represented by the BRICS and AIIB, monetary institutions around the world are poised to receive their slice of the sustainable pie – at the expense of what little freedom and financial security the individual still retains...

Nov 15 14:13

Banks Still Slapping Bankers With ATM Fee’s

Pesky ATM fees have not gone away and look like they are on the rise as of late.

Nov 15 14:09

Newport Beach, Calif., is the Priciest Housing Market in Nation

When it comes to affordable housing for the average person, Newport Beach, Calif., is not the place to be.

Nov 15 14:05

Oil Prices Expected to Rise

By 2020 oil is expected to increase to $50 to $80 per barrel .

Nov 15 11:23

China Secures Zimbabwean Resources

Nov 15 11:03

13/11 Paris Massacre: Cui Bono?

They picked a mix of heavily symbolic venues. You have a France-German match witnessed by the President in a stadium where all barriers – ethnic, religious – dissolve, a true symbol of multiculturalism. You have a gig by an American band in a concert hall filled with young people. You have your average, cool, neighborhood cafés in the 10eme and 11eme, young, hip, secular, bobo Paris hoods.

This points to a calibrated conceptual spectrum – carefully mapped out by French insiders; perhaps those “Syraq” returnees. This also points to a monumental fail by French intel and the Ministry of Interior.

Timing: crucial. Just as the US/Brits announce they “may” have evaporated with Jihad John. And a few hours before the Vienna talks are supposed to come up with an official Top Ten terrorist list in Syria.

Nov 15 10:55

Living The New American Dream

Nov 15 10:39

Another Brutal Monday

Nov 15 10:34

BRICS New Development Bank to finance its first renewable energy project — Indian PM

The New Development Bank of the BRICS (an association of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) is to finance its first project in the sphere of renewable energy, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday at a meeting of the BRICS leaders on the sidelines of the Group of Twenty summit in Turkey’s Antalya.

Nov 15 10:31

Amazon Still Thriving on the Gift of Free Shipping

Even with the average price of a Prime membership being $99, Amazon is still attracting customers with their two-day free shipping option.

Nov 15 10:29

Students Can Now Avoid Credit Card Temptations Better

Credit card companies can no longer lure college kids into a life of debt with new regulations.

Nov 15 10:27

Motorists May Soon See Decline in Oil Change Prices

Vehicle owners maybe able to keep a few extra dollars in their pockets according to a new oil change study.

Nov 15 10:25

Student Loan Debt Increases by More Than Half in Ten Years

The debt awaiting college graduates has grown by 56% in the last decade according to a recent report.